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Winemakers Dinner with Gunter Kunstler; Winemaking Genius. Crazy Good Wines Paired With Some of Toronto’s Best Food, (Frank Restaurant).

Scroll down for the link to the dinner @ Frank Restaurant with owner winemaker and all around gentleman Gunter Kunstler.

KOSTHEIM WEISS ERD RIESLING GG TROCKEN BY WEINGUT KUNSTLER 2015

93 points – Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, Oct 2016


Bottle Price : CA$59.00

Case Price : CA$354.00

Winery : Weingut Kunstler

Wine Region : Germany (Germany), Rheingau (Germany)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

“The 2015 Rheingau Riesling Trocken Kostheim Weiss Erd VDP Grosse Lage opens with a clear, bright and deep, citrus-flavored bouquet with limestone flavors. Full-bodied, intense and piquant on the palate, this is a rich, round and silky textured, very elegant, dry Riesling. The wine is in balance, and has a long and expressive finish. There is mouthwatering salinity in the finish, but also a still somewhat stringent grip. Keep this excellent cru for a year or two before you start enjoying it for ten years.”

It was not too long ago that German wine was thought to be the best wine producing country in the world and certainly the producer of the best white wines in the world. You only have to go and look at an old Berry Brothers and Rudd price list to see that German wines were priced higher than those from Bordeaux, or anywhere else in France for that matter. The Kunstler family has been producing some of the best wines to come out of Germany for nearly 900 years.

IF YOU ARE A FOODIE, OR OENOPHILE, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT.

WINEMAKERS DINNER THURSDAY JUNE 22ND – Meet Gunter Kunstler personally and try some truly outstanding German wines not typically in our market.  Thursday, June 22 @ Frank Restaurant – part of the AGO’s (Art Gallery of Ontario) Curated Dinner Series.  Scroll down to read more about the Curated Dinner Series at the AGO.

Click here to reserve and purchase tickets for the dinner. Please see the list of wines and the courses to be served with them below. Executive Chef: Renée Bellefeuille produces some of the best food available in Toronto.

This is the perfect Summer meal accompanied by the perfect Summer wines. Don’t miss this if you can help it.

Reception
2015 Künstler Pinot Noir Rosé
Oyster, green apple mignonette
Charmoula shrimp
Swiss chard and Mahón croquette

First Course
2015 Künstler Riesling Estate dry
Pickerel ceviche
Fresh chili, lovage, green onion, wasabi kelp caviar

Second Course
2014 Künstler Kostheim Weiß Erd Großes Gewächs Riesling, dry
Ontario burrata
Pea purée, zucchini, fennel pollen, brown butter vinaigrette

Third Course
2015 Künstler Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder Tradition, dry
Dark chicken consommé
Poached chicken, red pearl onion, mushroom cracker, shimeji

Intermezzo
Cucumber and mint sorbet

Fourth Course
2014 Künstler Assmannshausen Spätburgunder, VDP Ortswein, dry
Ontario pork loin
Roasted carrot dumpling, green garlic, red miso and black currant jus

Fifth and Sixth Course
2015 Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Auslese
Passion fruit mousse, dark chocolate, feuilletine
followed by
Savarin, strawberry foam, strawberry apricot purée, tuile

AGO Members enjoy a 10% discount at FRANK, excluding alcohol.
Executive Chef: Renée Bellefeuille
Chef de Cuisine: John Romick

Art Gallery of Ontario Location
317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4

Since we are on a Summer wine kick today, we just can’t help but offer more of the perfect wines for the season. See below for some new arrivals. The 1st from Spain, and the 2nd from Italy.

Have a great day!

VILLA ANTINORI BIANCO IGT TOSCANA BY ANTINORI 2016

Bottle Price : CA$14.95

Case Price : CA$179.40

Winery : Antinori

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

ASTOBIZA SINGLE VINEYARD BY BODEGAS ASTOBIZA 2016

92 points – Gilbert & Gaillard 2017

Bottle Price : CA$21.95

Case Price : CA$263.40

Winery : Astobiza

Wine Region : Alava (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

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